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When did politics become entertainment?

When did politics become entertainment?

Apparently, the six months leading up to the first presidential primary can now be aptly christened as the Silly Season. Four years ago, it seemed as if the nuttiness could not be topped, with Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain setting a high mark for unintentional comedy, but that mark has now been surpassed, thanks to Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham. Mr. Trump strode onto this election cycle's crowded stage as a seasoned entertainer. A wealthy celebrity with only vaguely coherent political notions, Mr. Trump's monstrous ego makes him shameless in spouting those notions and claiming he is far superior to his competitors for the Republican presidential nomination whom he...